We leverage our network to source relevant mentor relations for each startup. By truly understanding our startups’ needs, strengths & weaknesses, we can connect them with accomplished entrepreneurs, corporates, and investors.
Ken Hall is a Vice President at DeepWork Capital and supports the firm in sourcing and executing investments, fund operations, portfolio management, and more.
After starting out as a high-performance athlete, Sönke’s professional career continued at the heart of the sports industry by consistently accelerating holistic business development projects for and with some of the most prestigious brands in sports.
Leo is part of the IT Advisory Group at Mazars, a leading Audit, Tax, and Consulting firm. He is based in Berlin.
Federico Cian is a digital entrepreneur and an enthusiastic endurance triathlete.
Rodrigo is an Olympic medallist with 15 years of experience in international senior sports marketing roles at global companies.
Growth strategist, advisor, investor, and currently a partner at an early-stage venture capital fund in NY.
Susan is XPRIZE’s Senior Director, Stakeholder Relationships where she leads the fundraising efforts with corporations, foundations, governments, and other nonprofit organizations in order to scale impact.
Hitzelberger has developed a reputation for creating high-performance, winning environments both in the world of sport and the work-place.
Four nearly three decades Charles has worked within the context of sports, fashion, and active lifestyle products for leading global brands.
Arron is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Calano Funds, a Seed investment firm focused on SaaS, eSports/Sports Tech, and eComm.
He advises clients in the areas of strategy and corporate growth, digitalization, and M&A, as well as organizational design and recruitment.
Cari H. Coats is a business advisor, leadership strategist, executive coach, and speaker, leveraging her extensive executive and C-suite experience.
Rich joined Verizon Business in 2019 as Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions.
Michael is a technology leader with over 20 years of experience creating software and hardware solutions that deliver efficiency, enable innovation and drive superior financial results for enterprises worldwide.
Jeremy is Israel’s only active venture capitalist and professional basketball player, a unique combination for leading a sports tech investment fund.
Daryl Nelson is the Director of Organizational Development for the New England Patriots.
Danusia is an Olympic gymnast and NCAA Balance Beam Champion, as well as a gymnastics coach and choreographer.
Elmar Schumacher is the Founder and CEO of aerobis fitness GmbH - a company specialized in mobile fitness equipment based in Cologne, Germany.
Rüdiger Ohl has been leading successful marketing and communications projects for almost two decades.
Siddharth comes with over a decade of proven experience in digital businesses and economy, growing platforms and marketing brands via innovative partnerships & programs.
Seth Berger is the Managing Director of the Sixers Innovation Lab.
Kirk Muller is a Stanley Cup-winning former NHL player turned coach.
As Managing Director of Major Events at the USTA, Megan is responsible for the promotion, operation, and strategic direction of the USTA’s professional tennis assets.
Sascha Welters has just founded a new kind of communication agency called Superbruce that helps clients combine the requirements of modern data-based communication with the creavity of a top-notch agency.
Combining creativity and analytical thinking, Cari takes companies to the next level of their brand expression and recognition. Her creative approach is balanced by both a design and writing background as well as a tactical business sense, skills informed by her experience handling marketing and operations for fast-growing startups in New York City, Chicago, and Berlin.
Paul Schif is Managing Director of the Laureus Sport for Good Germany & Austria. He is responsible for the promotion of non-profit sports projects.
Simon Heinz is the Head of Digital Unit at Sanacorp Pharmahandel GmbH, enabling pharmacies to establish digital customer interaction interfaces such as chats and online shops.
Louis Foreman is the founder and Chief Executive of Enventys Partners, an integrated product design and engineering firm.
Andrew Small is currently a senior physical therapist with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks and has over 15 years of experience working with Olympic and professional athletes in Australia and the United States.
Dave brings 20+ years of the media industry and management experience to his role as Founder & Managing Director of Metta Sport, a leading agency in esports strategy, sponsorship, media rights, and distribution.
Juan Fernando Santos is Senior Vice President of Brand Experience and Innovation at Tavistock Development where he leads the Marketing, Public Relations, and Resident Activation disciplines.
With over 25 years of experience including a Design Director role at Nike Inc, Lead Designer at New Balance, and Innovation Director at Seventh Generation, Stephanie formed HOW AND WHY in 2010, an award-winning consulting studio, working on Visual Brand Language, Product Design, and Innovation Strategy for purpose-driven companies.
Ayush is a Venture Fellow at Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund.
Savi Sharma is a multi-talented, versatile female technology leader and management executive fueled by a passion for unleashing human potential.
Hayley Evans is an entrepreneur, angel investor and hyper-growth driven advisor.
Kristin Allen is a two-time World Champion in acrobatic gymnastics and member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Toby Redshaw is the CEO of Verus Advisory.
Kunal is a tech expert and leader with more than 25 years of experience in leading innovation, growth, and digital transformation.
Dana is Principal at Creator Fund (a £2.5M fund focused on investing in deep tech student-founded startups), and leads teams across Cambridge, London, and the North of England.
Ashley is Senior Principal at Bluestein Ventures, a family-backed venture capital fund that invests in the future of food.
Ingmar is Associate at Clipperton where he advises technology companies on their financing and M&A transactions.
Joshua Snyder is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at PowerDMS, a business-to-business software as a service company in Downtown Orlando with 125 employees whose investors include Ballast Point Ventures and Frontier Capital.
Tobias Gantner is a restless resident of different worlds: A medical doctor by training, a health economist and jurist by education.
Mel spent over 17 years at Nike, leading international marketing teams across running, women’s, soccer/football and training.
Lloyd is the Founder & CEO of Sharp Alpha Advisors, a sports gaming advisory firm with a focus on companies
deploying cutting edge tech.
Cesar Muñoz is an innovation leader, project manager and agile coach with over 20 years of experience delivering technical solutions for enterprises worldwide.
Brian Zwerner is an experienced investor, entrepreneur, and business advisor.
Olivia is the Chief of Staff at Collaborative Fund, a venture firm that invests in companies pushing the world forward.
Ms. LaTour is a seasoned executive whose career has focused on healthcare, consumer and high- technology industries.
Marcel is a specialized Diplom Sport Science Manager and holds UEFA Licence A as a football coach.
Fred Maxik is one of the world’s foremost experts in Solid State Lighting.
Arne has more than 20 years of experience in design and advertising.
Mike Shapiro is the Director of Innovation and Venture Investing at Major League Baseball.
Starting her career as a professional swimmer, Fee Beyer works at the intersection of technology and Pro Sports coaching.
Mark established a longstanding career in healthcare after playing pro indoor soccer in the NPSL in the United States.
An entrepreneur in the sports and entertainment world and founder of 5Oceans Partnership, a commercial consultancy focussed on the sports arena.
Tech geek with 10+y exp | Startup Wise Guys alumni, Co-founder of CASERS and Brocoders (Ukraine)
Joe Moye has over 30 years of technology leadership and management consulting experience in both the private and public sectors.
Stefan is the Managing Director at Seven.One Sports GmbH.
Moritz Kreppel is a passionate entrepreneur and sports enthusiast with a professional background in consultancy and politic
Gert is a product and innovation development expert.
Rhyan Truett is the Director of Operations at the Sixers Innovation Lab, where she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Innovation Lab, including consulting, partnership, and portfolio company management.
Shari Dingle Costantini is an entrepreneur, with 30 years of experience in strategic leadership, building teams, raising capital, and strategic acquisitions.
Lauren is the co-founder of Performance on Purpose, LLC, and founder of Total Body Training, LLC, two performance coaching companies focused on advancing leadership and performance potential through keynotes, executive retreats, content design, consulting, and executive coaching. Her primary areas of expertise are in learning experience design, well-being, and human performance.
Todd has helped hundreds of companies, from startups to the Fortune 100, with various tech projects.
Javier Espinosa is Co-Director at Tavistock Investment Group, focusing on the group's retail strategy. He has been part of a variety of ventures and opportunities through Tavistock and independently.
Rhys Lynn is a California native who traveled the US for a year before settling in Florida with his family.
Gloria serves as Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Tavistock and Executive Director of the Lake Nona Institute.
Michael Redd is living proof that the drive, determination, and focus required to be a world-class athlete
can be translated into a successful career in business and investment.
Daniell has spent the better part of a decade leading business development, partnerships & alliances, and strategy at some of the fastest-growing and venture-funded startups in America.
Thomas Witt is the founding partner and CTO of Infopark AG – a Berlin B2B software pioneer and maker of the SaaS offerings like the Cloud CMS Scrivito.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Jarrod Barnes began his career as a college football coach at the Ohio State University and Clemson University in addition to working in professional sports with the Los Angeles Rams.
Former professional basketball player, participant of the 2008 Olympics, 2x World Championships and 4x European Championships.
Giorgi Khubua is a SportsTech / FitTech entrepreneur since 2017.
Jeff Kunowski is the Associate Director of Innovation Programs for Arizona State University's Global Sport Institute and J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute.
As an open water swimmer Thomas Lurz has won two Olympic medals in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
Sinan advises companies like Meitu Inc. on how to growth hack to succeed with their consumer products in new markets.
Dan has been building and bootstrapping companies in sports, tech, and media for his entire career.
Max Hooper is the CEO of Merging Traffic. He is responsible for the company’s management and growth strategy, serving as the corporate liaison to the financial services industry and various capital formation groups.
Francisco Javier Perez, CFA, has extensive experience in investment banking, investment management, and financial services. Mr. Perez currently serves as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Commenda, Inc. as well as Principal for Commenda Securities, LLC.
Lance Dietz is a Principal at KB Partners, a Chicago-based early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on startups operating at the intersection of sports and technology.
Joe Boutin began his career as a creative strategist at powerhouses like ESPN, Disney, and The Golf Channel, before launching 321 The Agency in 2011.
Poonacha Machaiah is a global leader among a new breed of social entrepreneurs.
Stefan W Herzberg is an open-minded, "yes and..." tech investor who has over 20 years of C-level experience with companies undergoing transformative change.
Moaz is a mission-driven technologist and strategist, solving for the future of jobs, medicine, and accessible technologies, and the role of Robotics and AI.
Luke Burket joined Orlando Health in January of 2021. He currently holds the position of Vice President of the Orlando Health Foundation.
Emily Ross is a rower, yogi, founder and business mentor.
Jason Sada is the CEO of the Sports Academy Venture Lab.
Sandy is an award-winning sports industry executive with extensive experience overseeing ball- and player-tracking technologies, data quality, and analytics, and broadcast interfaces.
David Metcalf is a serial entrepreneur that has launched multiple successful ventures and spinoff companies.
Carlos Salum is the founder of Salum International Resources, Inc., a Leadership Performance Strategy consultancy in Charlotte, NC.
Christoph Rapp is the International Sales & Retail Manager at ISPO.
David is the founder of Venue Edge, a company focused on helping partners to better engage with their fans through innovative content, activations, and new technology.
Kyle has parlayed his varied athletic life as a former World Class athlete and USA World Cup Team member, to now training and developing some of the top professional and Olympic athletes in the world.
Christoph Sonnen is an entrepreneur and venture capital expert with a passion for early-stage startups, sports, and health.
Glenn Colarossi is a 25+ year veteran of the health/wellness/spa/aging space. He earned a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Adelphi University and did post graduate work at the University of Physical Culture in Moscow.
Jess is a designer and marketer dedicated to making the world a more thoughtfully created place.
Etienne is an investor in startups, in the US and in Europe, a mentor for a selection of startup founders, and a partner in Sparkling Partners (a startup studio).
Jessica DaMassa has emerged as the ‘it girl’ of health tech interviewing.
Maria Salamanca is a Partner at Unshackled Ventures, a fund that fills a unique space in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, funding teams with immigrant founders at the earliest stage of pre-seed and seed.
Dr Vonda Wright is a double boarded Orthopaedic Sports Surgeon, Author, Researcher and Innovator who serves as a clinical champion for ideators in the biotech, sports innovation and esports environments to develop innovation pipelines.
Bryan McQuary works in Carrier’s Corporate Incubator using lean startup and design thinking methods to identify, validate, and develop disruptive solutions and business models for the global residential and/or commercial building marketplace.
With a background in special education and law, John Weaver is an entrepreneur, investor, and startup lawyer.
Vinay Singh is a Managing Director at Anthemis, where he leads Anthemis investments at the intersection of media and financial services.
Ben is an experienced Chief Marketing Officer and business advisor, with an enviable track record in delivering growth across a broad range of sectors.
Joel Riemenschneider is the Director of ambulatory services for outpatient rehab at Orlando Health. He is a physical therapist who started his career in the Chicagoland area.
... host workshops and/or offer open office hours in their specific area of expertise.
… are interested in engaging with selected startups throughout the program – and potentially beyond. This is the “deepest” level of mentoring.
… participate in one-off sessions with pre-matched startups.
… share their experience in a fireside chat format during the program.
… are neither Berlin-based nor -bound during the program, but available for virtual advice.